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12. January 2023 : UK tour with Eva, Anna and Sir Stephen Hough

Iceland Symphony Orchestra marks its first appearance in the UK under new Chief Conductor Eva Ollikainen with seven-concert tour (20-28 April 2023). Tour programmes include Anna Thorvaldsdottir's sublime METACOSMOS, piano concertos by Beethoven and Rachmaninov with Sir Stephen Hough as soloist, and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony.

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21. November 2022 : Iceland Symphony on tour 2023

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra is embarking on a tour of the United Kingdom in April 2023 with ISO principal conductor Eva Ollikainen and pianist Stephen Hough, ISO Artist in Collaboration  All of the programmes will include METACOSMOS by Anna Thorvaldsdottir, ISO composer in Recidence. Other works on the program are Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3. and Tchaikovsky's symphony No. 5.


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17. October 2022 : Iceland Symphony's Conducting Academy 2022-2023

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra will hold its third Conducting Academy this season. In the Academy young and talented musicians have the opportunity to develop their skills on the podium in front of a symphony orchestra, under the direction of Eva Ollikainen, the ISO’s Chief Conductor.

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27. September 2022 : NOC45 in Reykjavík

The 45th Nordic Orchestra Conference takes place at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland, from Wednesday, September 28 to Friday, September 30. NOC45 is organized by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with the NOC planning committee.

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9. September 2022 : Laufey and the ISO - New date added

By popular demand we have added a new date for our upcoming concert Laufey and the ISO. The concert will take place October 26th in Eldborg Concert Hall where Laufey will perform her own music in orchestral arrangements plus well-known jazz gems. 

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1. July 2022 : ISO office closed in July

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra's office will be closed in July due to summer holidays.

The ticket office at Harpa is open every day from 10 am to 6 pm, and can also be reached via phone at (+354) 528 5050 or email at

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23. June 2022 : New season 2022/23

Ticket sales have started here on Iceland Symphony's website and at Harpa ticket office. Become a subscriber today and guarantee a good seat at the best price.

Harpa ticket office is open from 10:00-18:00 every day. You can also purchase tickets via email or by phone 528-5050. 

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23. June 2022 : Sir Stephen Hough appointed artist in association with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra

British pianist Sir Stephen Hough has been appointed artist in association with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra in the coming season, performing twice with the orchestra in Harpa and giving a recital in the orchestra’s Friday Seriesbefore joining the Iceland Symphony Orchestra on tour of the UK in the spring of 2023. Also in the position of artist in association is composer and conductor Daníel Bjarnason.

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20. June 2022 : Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir appointed Artist in Residence with the ISO

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir has been appointed Artist in Residence with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra for the coming season and will be collaborating with the orchestra on various projects, including a world premiere of a new cello concerto by Veronique Vaka.

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2. May 2022 : John Adams conducting own work


Renowned composert and conductor John Adams joins the Iceland Symphony Orchestra this week and conducts his own works in Iceland for the first time in concert on Thursday evening. Pianist and artist in resedence at the ISO, Víkingur Ólafsson, performs Adams's piano concerto Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?.

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